Everyone’s looking for ways to advance his or her career. This is particularly true in today’s technology world where everything changes at a rapid pace, making it easy for skills to become outdated and you to be left behind. So how can you make sure to avoid that skills gap and stay ahead of the competition?

One of the easiest and best ways to keep a competitive edge is to have that most up-to-date It certifications. IT certification can open up new doors in your career and increase your pay. Check out 5 most popular IT certifications that can result in the highest paying job:

1. Project Management Professional (PMP)
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an international, industry-recognized credential designed to ensure skills and knowledge required for project managers to initiate, plan projects, develop budget plans, execute plans. PMI-PMP exam objectives:

  • Initiating the project
  • Planning the project
  • Executing the project
  • Monitoring and controlling the project
  • Closing the project

The PMI-PMP training validates work experience and knowledge of project management to lead and direct project teams and deliver project results within the constraints of schedule, budget, and resources.
Holders of the Project Management Professional certificate, the survey said, bring in an average salary of $116,094, up from $109,405 last year.
It is the most recognized project management certification available, with more than 658,000 PMPs around the globe. You can check out the courses and performance based labs from uCertify to prepare for the latest PMPv6 Exam.

2. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is an advanced-level certification designed to ensure skills and knowledge required for IT security professionals to engineer, implement, manage, and design the overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks. CISSP exam objectives:

  • Asset security
  • Security operations
  • Security engineering
  • Security and risk management
  • Software development security
  • Security assessment and testing
  • Identity and access management
  • Communication and network security

CISSP training validates work experience and knowledge in various domains such as access control, application security, cryptography, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, IS and risk management, operations security, physical security, security architecture and design, telecommunications and network security, and legal, regulations, compliance and investigations.
According to the survey, holders of the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) bring in an average salary of $121,923, up from $110,603 last year.
There are nearly 104,000 CISSPs worldwide, with approximately two-thirds of them in the United States.

3. Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is a certification for information security managers awarded by ISACA (formerly the Information Systems Audit and Control Association).
The intent of the certification is to provide a common body of knowledge for information security management. The CISM focuses on information risk management as the basis of information security. It also includes material on broader issues such as how to govern information security as well as on practical issues such as developing and managing an information security program and managing incidents.
Holders of the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) bring in an average salary of $122,291, the survey found, up from $118,348 last year.
CISM is aimed at management and focuses on security strategy and assessing the systems and policies in place. It is not intended for IT professionals and others who are actually responsible for the implementation of policies using a particular vendor’s platform.
The certification requires at least five years of IS experience, with at least three of those as a security manager. More than 27,000 people have been certified in CISM since it was introduced in 2002.
The exam is only offered three times a year.

4. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is designed to ensure proficiency and skills to operate, troubleshoot, and install a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. The CCNA exam validates ability in various fields such as routing and switching essentials, scaling networks, and connecting networks, and introduction to networks.
CCNA training program certifies aptitude and expertise in the areas of Network Technician, Support Engineer, Network Administrator, and Network Engineer.
Holders of the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Data Center bring in an average salary of $107,045, according to Global Knowledge’s survey, up from $94,803 last year.

5. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification is a vendor-neutral, mid-level credential designed for skilled professionals to reflect latest developments in the domain, focus on hacking techniques and technology from an offensive perspective, include new hacking techniques. CEH certification program authenticates skills and knowledge of professional in 18 domains. CEH exam objectives:

  • Sniffing
  • Enumeration
  • Cryptography
  • SQL Injection
  • System Hacking
  • Malware Threats
  • Denial of Service
  • Session Hijacking
  • Cloud Computing
  • Scanning Networks
  • Social Engineering
  • Hacking Webservers`
  • Hacking Mobile Platforms
  • Hacking Web Applications
  • Hacking Wireless Networks

CEH training program demonstrates mastery in common exploits, vulnerabilities using hacker techniques and tools and represents detailed contributions from security experts, academicians, industry practitioners and the security community.
Holders of the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification bring in an average salary of $103,297, according to the survey, up from $95,155 last year.

You can easily prepare and qualify the certification exam of your choice using www.uCertify.com


Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 70-697 certification exam by 70-697 – Configuring Windows Devices performance-based labs. Performance-based labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. Microsoft certification program validates the skills and expertise of an IT professional using Microsoft technologies. 70-697 exam covers topics such as managing identity, remote access, apps, updates and recovery, data access and protection; planning desktop and device deployment, Microsoft Intune device management solution; and configuring networking and storage.

The 70-697 exam validates a candidate’s fundamental knowledge and skills for building solid identities, protection of content (data loss protection), mobile device management policy, virtualization with Hyper-V, application management using the Company Portal and the Windows Store.

The lab prepares you for the MCSA: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate exam and enhances your career prospects as Windows Administrators, System Administrator, and Network Administrator.

So, kickstart your prep now to enhance your career trajectory.

Ernest Mhlongo is currently working as Senior Business Development Manager at Syntell and is leading the prioritisation of the key growth projects for Syntell’s E-commerce business across South Africa in close collaboration with geographic, functional and commercial leaders in the country.  He recently accessed our PMPv6 course and labs and has provided the following feedback, that we are more than happy to share:

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Lesego Ntsoane has a year of experience in the Information Technology domain and has in-depth knowledge in Network Security. He is currently working as Support Engineer at ABSA Bank. He has successfully qualified 6 IT certifications namely: ITIL v3, CCNA, JNCIA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, and ISO.

He recently accessed our course and has provided the following feedback, that we are more than happy to share:

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The CIW Web Security Associate exam covers various aspects of internet security and its principles such as how to secure the network from unauthorized activity; establishing an effective security policy; and about the different types of hacking activities that are most likely to occur.

You can gain hands-on expertise in CIW Web Security Associate certification: 1D0-571 exam by CIW: Web Security Associate-live-lab. The live-lab provides exam based practical tasks, real equipment and access to the latest industry technologies. The benefits of these live-labs are that they are available anytime, anywhere on any device. They have a break and reset functionality and no hardware costs. CIW: Web Security Associate- live-lab covers all the objectives of 1D0-571 exam which includes preventing and managing hacker penetration; authentication procedures, encryption standards and implementations; ports and protocols that hackers manipulate; proactive detection and response/reporting methods; and corporate network security policies.

So, earn the required skills for 1D0-571 exam with uCertify’s 1D0-571-live-lab.


CISA 2016

Want to pass ISACA CISA certification exam? Then what a better place to start your prep than uCertify? We provide comprehensive study guide for CISA exam. The study guide covers all the objectives of CISA exam which includes governance and management of IT; process of auditing information systems; information systems operations, maintenance and support; information systems acquisition, development and implementation; protection of information assets.

ISACA CISA certification exam is intended for candidates interested in information systems audit, control and security. This exam validates the experience and knowledge in the field of information assets protection; IT governance and management; systems audit; control and security and so on. uCertify CISA exam study guide provides lessons along with full length practice tests. Each lesson has Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. The practice tests closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. These test sets have been provided to ensure that learners are prepared for CISA certification exam.

So, kick start your prep now with uCertify and enhance your career prospects as IT auditor, risk analyst, project manager, information security auditor, and so on.


Computing Fundamentals

You can gain hands-on expertise in computer basics with Computing Fundamentals course. Computing fundamentals course covers topics such as operating systems, computer hardware and concepts, computer software and concepts, troubleshooting, common application features, word processing, spreadsheets, and much more. This course will help you in understanding how computer technology fits into our modern society and how to navigate a variety of computing environments and also help you in learning about the technologies that drive our computerized society, including the Internet and local area networks (LANs).

uCertify’s computing fundamental course comes with exercises, flashcards & quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts while glossary defines the key terms.

uCertify course uses content from well known publishers, instructors, and subject matter experts who have a minimum of 15 years of experience in their fields. uCertify brings these textbooks to life. The courses are full of interactive activities that keeps the learner engaged. uCertify brings all available learning resources for a topic in one place so that the learner can efficiently learn without going to multiple places. Challenge questions are also embedded in the chapters that learners can attempt while they are learning about that particular topic. This helps them grasp the concepts better because they can go over it again right away which improves learning.

So, earn basic skills and expertise in computer with uCertify’s Computing Fundamentals.

Msimelelo Bala has over 5+ years of experience in Information Technology domain and is currently an Entrepreneur at The Cortex Hub. He has worked in a number of IT company and has expertise in IT Technical Support and System Support. He has successfully qualified 4 Microsoft certifications namely: MOS, MTA, MCP, and MCTS.

Mr. Msimelelo recently accessed our MCSA/MCSE 70-412-R2 course and labs and has provided the following feedback, that we are more than happy to share:

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Siphiwe Sitwayi has over 4+ years of experience in Information Technology Domain and is currently working as IT Service Delivery Analyst at EOH MS Services. He also has expertise in IT Service Management, Networking & Strategic Planning and has successfully qualified 3 IT certification namely: ITIL, CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+.

Mr. Siphiwe recently accessed our CompTIA Server+ SK0-004  course and has provided the following feedback, that we are more than happy to share:

” I really enjoyed studying uCertify CompTIA Server+ SK0-004 course because it was one of the courses that is very vital and has increased my knowledge which is the actual core of my career .” To read the complete post click here.

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